You applied to a great position but haven’t heard back yet. While playing the “waiting game” can be discouraging at any phase of your job search, it’s important to stay positive and be proactive.
Your next step is to reach out to the hiring manager, but maybe you’re unsure about how to follow up on a job application via phone or wondering what to say when following up on an application.
Use the simple job application follow up call script below when contacting the hiring manager via phone, including examples for how to respond to specific answers you may receive. By being straightforward and to the point, you’ll portray interest in the position without coming off as a pest.
Bonus tip: Wait one week after applying before making your application follow up call and do not call more than twice in one week.
“Hi [their name]. My name is [your name], and I’m calling regarding a recent job application I submitted on [date] for the [position name] position. I’m very interested in the position and was wondering if a decision has been made?”
This means you may still be in the running. Here are some questions to ask if the position is still open:
Though this isn’t the best news, be sure to end the conversation on a high note and leave the hiring manager with a positive impression of you. You may very well be applying to other opportunities with their company in the future.
This is the best outcome possible for your application follow up call! Express enthusiasm and gratitude for the opportunity and confirm next steps.
Armed with this job application follow up call script, you’ll know how to follow up on a job application by phone, speak confidently to the hiring manager, make a solid first impression, and increase your chances of landing your dream job.